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Instructional Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure Track - Writing
Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois
Date Posted 02/12/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English And Literature
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job No: 510765
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Instructional Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure Track - Writing

Employee Classification: Instructional Asst Professor

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: English

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Department of English at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor with expertise in Writing Studies and the Teaching of Writing. Applicants should have experience in teaching both introductory and intermediate undergraduate writing courses, and be able to teach writing in academic disciplinary genres and writing in business and professional genres. We especially welcome applicants who demonstrate teaching expertise in socio-cultural and/or cultural-historical approaches to the teaching and researching of writing.

The selected candidate will join our nationally recognized Writing Program, named a “program of excellence” by the Conference of College Composition and Communication in 2015; and will teach ENG 145 and ENG 145.13, in addition to ENG 101. To learn more about the program and these courses, we recommend visiting isuwriting.com before applying. Selected candidates may

also teach courses that build connections between writing and other areas of their expertise, depending on department need and faculty endorsement.

This position offers a 4-4 teaching load with a competitive salary and benefits, renewable contract, and potential opportunities for summer teaching.

Additional Information

The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children’s Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about the department, please visit english.illinoisstate.edu.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or a closely-related field (such as TESOL or English Education).
  • A record of successful college teaching in introductory and intermediate undergraduate writing courses.

Proposed Starting Date

August 16, 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience.

Required Applicant Documents

Please prepare in advance the following four separate documents, and upload to complete your application by March 12, 2021:

1. Letter of Application

2. Resume/CV

3. Teaching Statement that explicitly addresses: (1) your understanding of a socio-cultural and/or cultural-historical approach to teaching undergraduate writing and research; and (2) your approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching undergraduate writing and research

4. Sample Syllabus for either an academic disciplinary genres course (like our ENG 145) or a business and professional writing genres course (like our ENG 145.13)

Applicants should also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Maegan Gaddis, Writing Program Assistant Director, at mdgaddi@ilstu.edu, in advance of March 12, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior

Special Instructions for Applicants

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax or mail will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin March 12, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via video call or telephone.

Contact Information for Applicants

Dr. Rachel Gramer, Chair of the Writing Program Search Committee, ragrame@ilstu.edu

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 02/11/2021 05:05 PM CST
Application Closes: 03/13/2021 08:00 AM CST

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